Gunman holding 4 kids hostage in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who police say shot an officer then barricaded himself in an apartment with four children was being urged Monday to release the hostages and peacefully end a standoff that had lasted more than 12 hours.

Police negotiators have communicated with suspect Gary Lindsey five times since the standoff at an apartment started around midnight Sunday, Chief John Mina said at a news conference.

"We are urging him to release the children and let this come to a peaceful resolution," Mina said. The children with Lindsey range in age from 1 to 11. Some of them are Lindsey's children and some belong to his girlfriend.

"Our main concern is the safety of the children in that apartment," Mina said. Officers were called to the apartment by his girlfriend because of a domestic dispute.

Upon arriving, the officers were fired upon, and Officer Kevin Valencia was shot. An officer was able to return fire, the police chief said….

Original published: 2018-06-11 21:51:45 Read the full San Diego News here

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